UAE Arrests Five TikTokers for Sharing Indecent Content
According to Khaleej Times, Sharjah Police detained five Filipinos for posting an inappropriate video on the short-video entertainment platform TikTok.
The video depicted women as prostitutes, and the detainees said they shared it “Just for fun.” The UAE takes such activities seriously and may impose heavy penalties to discourage such behavior in the future.
Renato Ducnas Jr, the Philippine Consul-General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates stated that the Sharjah Public Prosecution is currently investigating. He warned the Filipino community in the UAE to be cautious about what they post on social media and to respect the country’s customs and standards.
According to Susan Ople, Secretary of the Philippine government’s Department of Migrant Workers, authorities are awaiting the court hearing date. In an interview with Philippine media, she pointed out the value of utmost respect and sensitivity, especially given the enormous cultural differences between the two countries.
The announcement comes as the UAE assures that its cyber laws are strictly enforced while remaining sensitive to any conduct that may offend its culture and morality.
Advisory Against Beggars in UAE
Sharjah Police recently posted a video on social media informing people that begging is illegal and harm public safety.
From the beginning of Ramadan, UAE police have repeatedly warned the public about begging. It has also carried out a large-scale campaign against beggars, detaining many of them.